Catering Manager

  • Torbay School, 170B Torquay Rd, Paignton TQ3 2AL, UK
  • Full-time
  • Service type: MAT School
  • Pay scale: Zone 3 Grade D
  • Department: The Brunel Academy
  • Pay zone: Zone 3 - Rest of England (excluding NE)
  • Contractual type: Term time only – full time – permanent

Company Description

The Catch22 Multi Academies Trust is the vehicle for our sponsorship of an expanding number of academies focusing on learners who can benefit from small, supportive alternative education provision.

The Brunel Academy is a specialist provision for learners aged 11 to 16 whose needs cannot be met within a mainstream environment.  All students have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in relation to their Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.  

At The Brunel Academy, we believe that everyone needs the same four things to thrive.  Our vision is a strong community where everyone has a good place to learn, a purpose and good people around them.  In order to benefit from this, individuals must participate. We do this through high quality teaching and learning based on effective relationships that enable the achievement of life skills and meaningful qualifications.

Job Description

As the Catering Manager you will be responsible for overseeing the planning &  preparation of meals and the dining hall facilities, food service and the purchase of food.

You will be responsible for line management/supervision of kitchen staff.

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Qualifications :

Relevant Industry related qualification at Level 4

Recognised qualification in Food and Hygiene


Components of a healthy diet.

Common food allergies.

How to adapt recipes to meet the needs of Vegan, Plant based, vegetarian and food sensitive diets.

Manual handling


Experience of managing a commercial kitchen/ school experience

Additional Information

Contract: 41 weeks per year, 37 hours per week. Holidays to be taken only in school holiday time.

Salary: £20,319-£24,000 per annum FTE 

The Brunel Academy is a member of the Catch22 Multi Academies Trust (MAT).

The MAT was established in 2013 in line with Catch22’s strategic plan to sponsor and open a national family of academies to sit alongside Catch22 Education independent schools.   

Catch22 MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice will be followed and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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Unless otherwise stated, interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.

At Catch22 we value equality, diversity and inclusion. We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle of equality of opportunity, both as an employer and as a provider of services. Diversity and Inclusion is part of what we do every day, working to deliver our vision to build a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose, and a good place to live.

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